Descriptions of Tzedakot

Websites are listed where they exist, to assist you in learning more about these tzedakot, while for others just email addresses exist. Many of the e-mail addresses are the personal accounts of our contacts, so please direct pertinent questions only. Please send corrections to youth@uscj.org.

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Abayudaya Jewish Community in Uganda (F1) – This Jewish community in Uganda has been practicing Judaism as they always have, devoutly, spiritually, and disconnected from the world wide Jewish community. The Tikun Olam money raised for Abayudaya community goes directly to these Jews, primarily for books and education. In the past, Tikun Olam has funded the purchasing of Judaic books and the building of a new library for the Abayudaya community.

Akim (D1) – Akim is a voluntary association in Jerusalem and surrounding areas that provides assistance to mentally retarded and developmentally disabled adults whose old and ailing parents can no longer care for them at home. Akim provides educational, residential, and leisure time services for about 1000 persons, while always researching for new and creative models of service delivery.

Alyn (D2) – The Alyn Woldenberg Orthopedic Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for physically handicapped children in Israel treats patients up to 18 years of age, offering physiotherapy, occupational therapy and treatment to disabled children. Alyn services 100 in-patients, 20 day patients and has a lengthy waiting list. In the past, our funds have been used for special trips, the outpatient clinic, music therapy programs, and new orthopedic appliances.

Auschwitz Jewish Center Foundation (F2) – Founded in 1992 when New York businessmen found that there was no appropriate place for people to mourn and reflect when visiting the Auschwitz Concentration Camp, the Foundation’s mission is to ensure that there will be a lasting Jewish presence in the nearby city of Oswiecim (Auschwitz). The Foundation’s activities are centered around the preservation of the only remaining synagogue building in Auschwitz, Chevra Lomdei Mishnayot, and the building of an educational and resource center in an adjacent former Jewish family home. The exhibits in the Center concentrate on the story of Jewish life in the area prior to the Holocaust.

Bayit Cham (B1) – Bayit Cham (warm house) provides rehabilitation for men and women from all backgrounds who are referred to them by the Ministry of Health because they are undergoing some kind of personal crisis. Their clients either live at home or in one of the apartments Bayit Cham has set up to provide emotional and material support. Their clients are all either working in a placement through Bayit Cham or enrolled in courses ranging from electronics to the hotel/tourism industry.

Bikur Cholim Hospital (C1) – This Jerusalem hospital provides all modern medical needs, including new departments of Ophthalmology, Ear, Nose, and Throat, and General Surgery. These new departments are in addition to clinical laboratories and outpatient clinics. It is the only hospital in downtown Jerusalem. Our funds help buy specialized equipment needed by the hospital.

Holocaust Documentation Center/Simon Wiesenthal Center (F6) – This project, under the direction of Dr. Simon Wiesenthal, has succeeded in bringing many Nazi War Criminals to justice. The Center is also involved with the documentation of Neo-Nazi activities as well as those of Holocaust deniers. They are currently in the process of computerizing all their Nazi files. It is independently funded, and based in Vienna, Austria.

Chai Lifeline/”Camp Simcha” (B2) – Chai Lifeline is designed to help the Jewish patients and families of those dealing with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The camp then offers these children a chance to get away from home and feel/act like the children they are, with specific care for their health needs, while offering their families a respite from caring for them. All programs are offered free of charge.

CHUSY Special Needs Program (D3) – CHUSY Region is beginning a special needs program that will train current staff and USYers in inclusion and special needs and develop alternate programming and educational sessions at our regional conventions as well as provide necessary staff for the program in order to open our doors to people of all abilitiess.

Committee for Ethiopian Jews in Tzfat (E1)* – The Committee has functioned for over 25 years, assisting with the physical and spiritual needs of Ethiopian Jews in Safed and elsewhere in Israel. In particular social and educational advancement is encouraged by means of subsidies, both in schools and in colleges, to create a cadre of leaders in the community. Help is also given with dental treatment and paying for medicines, with home repairs/improvements and buying of appliances, and with interest-free loans.

Conservative Yeshiva at the Fuchsberg Center for Conservative Judaism (A1)* – The official Israeli address for most of the arms of the Conservative Movement, the Fuchsberg Center includes a synagogue, a yeshiva, conference space, and a youth hostel, as well as various offices, conducts many outreach programs in Jerusalem for all segments of the community. Our contribution goes towards providing scholarship so students can come to Israel to study to be Conservative Rabbis.

Discretionary Fund (G1) – From time to time emergency situations arise which require immediate action, and cannot await the annual Allocations Committee Meeting. A limited amount of funds will be set aside each year to respond to these needs. Decisions as to the utilization of these funds will be made by the USY International President, the USY International SA/TO Vice President and SA/TO Committee Chairpeople.

Dysautonomia Foundation (C2) – The foundation promotes research into a rare hereditary disease that afflicts only Ashkenazic Jews. The disease is a malfunction of the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary processes, such as swallowing, sucking, the opening of the tear ducts, and the awareness of the sensations of hot and cold. Money is needed to promote extensive research to prevent dysautonomia in unborn children. Twenty-five percent of all dysautonomic children die by the age of ten because of complications.

Emtza Region Special Needs Program (D4) – Emtza Region USY’s “L’taken Olam: Bridging the Gap” Special Needs Fund enables USYers with special needs to attend regional USY events. Emtza Region USY has partnered with the Tikvah Program of Camp Ramah in Wisconsin to identify and recruit potential USYers, and these funds go towards the cost of training and bringing specialized staff to the regional USY events.

Ezrat Nashim/Sarah Herzog Memorial Hospital (C3)* – Sarah Herzog is one of Israel’s oldest social service organizations, maintaining the Jerusalem Mental Health Center. The center is a non-profit, private facility that treats and rehabilitates mentally ill men, women and children. It depends solely on private charitable contributions for its maintenance.

Far West Hevrah Program (D5) – The Hevrah Program was founded in 1995 by the Far West Region of USY in conjunction with Camp Ramah in California. Based on the Tikvah “Buddy Program” at Camp Ramah, the Hevrah Program brings together Jewish teens with special needs and active USYers. While the Tikvah Buddy Program takes place during the summer at camp, the Hevrah Program is available year-round in an urban setting. The program also provides educational programs for the USYers about the special needs associated with having a disability.

Gan Tazpit (B3)* – A diagnostic Kindergarten for the developmentally disabled, there are currently 40 children between the ages of three and seven at Gan Tazpit. They are grouped in five classes and their progress is encouraged and recorded by a director, two speech therapists, five teachers, an occupational therapist, a play therapist, etc. These are all children with delayed development. As recently as ten years ago, they would have been classified as retarded, and thus doomed to a lifetime of institutional environment, but now they are treated from an early age in the hope that they can go on to lead normal lives.

Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network [GJARN] (F3) – Global Jewish Assistance & Relief Network (GJARN) was established in 1992 to provide immediate relief and long-term solutions for the needy Jewish communities in the former Soviet Union (FSU). GJARN has carried out humanitarian distributions, established an assisted living facility and American Jewish Medical Center in the Ukraine, and distributed free medication, in addition to helping to renew Jewish life throughout the FSU. Our contribution goes towards the purchase of Mezuzot to be distributed to Jewish families in the FSU.

Haifa Center for Children with Learning Disabilities (D6)* – The Haifa Center is a school for learning disabled students. The Center provides enrichment programs for children who are still enrolled in their regular schools. They also do outreach within the community to try and overcome the stereotypes of the learning disabled. This year our funds are going towards equipment for their early childhood day care center.

Humans and Animals in Mutual Assistance in Israel [Hama Il] (D7)* – Hama Il – Humans and Animals in Mutual Assistance in Israel – is dedicated to Animal Assisted Therapy, Education, and Activities, but with a difference – the animals they use are primarily abused animals that have been rescued and saved from death. This in and of itself has a tremendous impact on the people they work with, which includes rape victims, domestic violence victims, autistic children, Holocaust survivors, etc. Hama Il is actively involved in rehabilitation programs in Israeli hospitals, schools, prisons, crisis intervention and family guidance clinics and day care centers. USY Pilgrimage groups have recently had the opportunity to witness the miracles that occur at Hama Il on a daily basis.

Hazon (F4) – Hazon is a Jewish environmental group that creates and supports Jewish projects such as environmental bike rides. Formed in 1999, Hazon sponsors a cross-country 3,000-mile bike ride, in addition to a New York environmental bike ride and others. The riders’ goals are: to raise environmental awareness in the Jewish community; to raise money for Jewish environmental projects; to be positive role models to others, especially young people; and to provide a point of access to the Jewish community for those who are unaffiliated or uninvolved.

HIAS: Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (F5) – The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society is a worldwide migration agency that rescues Jews from oppression in various countries and resettles them in places where they can live in dignity. Our funds provide a scholarship for a new Jewish immigrant to pursue college or vocational studies.

Ilan [Jerusalem] (D8)* – The Israel Foundation for Handicapped Children takes care of more than 10,000 persons afflicted with neuromuscular handicaps, including individuals with polio, etc. As the largest voluntary organization in Israel, ILAN gives medical, educational, vocational, welfare and social attention and treatment to patients. The Sabin Scholarship Fund provides fees and maintenance for 1950 Polio Epidemic victims. Our funds help to provide special programming for the people at one of the sheltered workshops in Jerusalem, as well as equipment for their new workshop.

Ilan [Haifa] (D9)* – Also affiliated with the National Ilan framework (described above), our funds to this branch of Ilan are being used to construct and equip a sports and rehabilitation center for handicapped children in Haifa and the Northern part of Israel.

Israel Cancer Research Fund (C4) – The Israel Cancer Research Fund was founded in 1975 with the express purpose of enabling young Israeli scientists to establish and maintain a research career in Israel by funding their most outstanding cancer research projects. Due to other demands, research money in Israel is in very short supply, and ICRF seeks to fill the gap between what Israel can afford and what scientists in Israel need to conduct research at the top-most level. The ICRF uses our contribution to directly fund laboratory equipment and supplies for cancer researchers in Israel.

Israel Elwyn (D10)* – Israel Elwyn provides rehabilitation and training services to children and adults with disabilities, including persons with developmental disabilities, Cerebral Palsy, autism, and physical and sensory impairments. Programs include vocational rehabilitation and training, supported employment, community-based group homes, special education schools, preschool programs, medical and dental services and adult development centers. Israel Elwyn currently serves more than 780 individuals in four major locations, in both East and West Jerusalem.

Israel Free Loan Association (E2)* – This is an interest-free loan fund for Russian immigrants to Israel. Examples of purposes for which loans are given include emergency and unanticipated expenses, health and dental treatment, school supplies, food, clothing, basic furniture and utensils, basic household repairs, interest on debts such as mortgage payments, extra hours of homemaker service for the ill and homebound, expenses for Jewish holidays, college tuition, day care and other basic needs. Maximum grants are up to $1,000 per family.

Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind (D11)* – Founded in 1991, the Israel Guide Dog Center’s mission is to help blind people in Israel achieve independence and mobility. Prior to the opening of the Center, blind Israelis had to travel to the United States to get guide dogs. Aside from being prohibitively expensive for most Israelis, the situation also posed a language barrier challenge both for the clients as well as the dogs that had been trained in English. The Center breeds and trains dogs as well as provides follow-up care for all of its clients to make sure the partnership is working.

Israel National Therapeutic Riding Association (D12)* – The former Therapeutic Riding Club was established in 1986. Its purpose is to promote the recovery of disabled individuals through horseback riding, support related medical research and to train and certify therapeutic riding instructors. Therapeutic riding helps improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development and emotional and physical well-being. They recently reorganized as INTRA and moved to a new location, where USY Pilgrimage groups often have the chance to witness the incredible miracles that occur daily here.

Jaffa Institute for the Advancement of Education (E4)* – Its programs range from youth clubs to bar mitzvah projects, and from audio-visual reading enhancement to field trips, and summer camps. Its work with the underprivileged is done in coordination with the existing schools and other local bodies to improve the quality of life for these young people.

Jerusalem Council for Children and Youth (B4)* – Founded in 1984, the JCCY is an advocate, lobby and project initiator on issues related to the health, social and educational well-being of Jerusalem’s children and youth, regardless of gender, race or religion. Its focus is on the weaker segments of the population and on those issues that governmental and municipal agencies do not address sufficiently or at all. Our funds are being used to renovate playgrounds in poor neighborhoods in Jerusalem, where the equipment is in need of repair and/or replacement.

Jerusalem Shelter for Battered Women (B5)* – In operation since 1981, Beit Zipporah is a shelter in Jerusalem for battered women and their children. They have been able to provide shelter for over fifty families a year. No matter how long each woman stays in the shelter, the fact that she has been there and has begun to break through the wall of secrecy and silence and shame gives her strength to face her future choices, and to make choices independently.

Jewish Braille Institute of America (D14) – Centered in New York, the Jewish Braille Institute provides services for the Jewish Blind throughout North America. This includes religious training through tapes and transcription of Braille materials in Hebrew such as Siddurim and Chumashim. Our contributions have been used for the low vision center in Tel-Aviv, to expand the tape library in New York, to print a large-print edition of the Torah, and for programs in Eastern Europe.

The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (F7) – Many of the non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust are now destitute. The Foundation raises funds to provide monthly stipends to financially needy rescuers. Occasionally they provide emergency funds for medical expenses, burial or other situations.

Jews For Judaism (F8) – Jews For Judaism was formed as a reaction to the growing Christian Missionary activity directed at the Jewish community in the early ’80’s. Today, Christian Missionary groups number well over 500, and spend over $100 million dollars per year in their efforts to convert Jews. Jews For Judaism reaches thousands of Jews each year in communities around the world with information on cult and missionary groups. It is the only full-time, counter-missionary, counter-cult organization in North America.

Keren Geeta (E5)* – Founded in memory of the daughter of Dr. Pesach Schindler, Rosh Yeshiva of the Conservative Yeshiva in Jerusalem, who died at age 38, the Keren Geeta fund is designed to support projects which reflect her ideals and with which she was involved in order to do Tikun Olam. At the present time the money is being used to enhance the environment and land in the Goldstein Youth Village in Jerusalem.

Keren Malki (D13) – Keren Malki’s mission is to help families of special-needs children in Israel choose home care. They help cover the cost of needed therapies, provide specialized equipment, and have a program where therapists will go to the homes of patients. They believe that it is best for the child to be cared for at home and they want to make it possible for families to do so.

Kesher (B6)* – Established to fill the gap in the health care system for families with children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in Israel. Kesher provides information assistance, counseling and referrals, and is the only service designed specifically to help parents and families to cope better with everyday difficulties of raising their children.

Linda Feldman Rape Crisis Center (B7)* – The center provides immediate and follow-up services to victims of rape and sexual assault. It hopes to become the focus of statistical and treatment information about rape and rape victims in Jerusalem. Our funds have provided for various public awareness campaigns, including programs to help prevent teenage and date rape.

Lotem (D15) – Lotem is the leading organization in Israel that offers field trips, extracurricular activities, and creative workshops to people with special needs. Over 15,000 participants come to Lotem to experience nature in Israel through accessible nature trails and fun, interactive classes about the environment. The programs are run with the help of donations.

Magen David Adom (C5)* – As Israel’s equivalent to the Red Cross, Magen David Adom has provided emergency medical aid wherever and whenever needed, through its 75 branches. It runs the only blood fractionation and processing plant in Israel, and provides concentrated training in first aid techniques and emergency treatment. When there is a terrorist attack in Israel, Magen David Adom is always first on the scene to save lives. Our funds are currently being used for MDA training for NATIV participants who will then assist on Magen David Adom ambulances.

Masorti Olami (A6)* – Masorti Olami strives to create Conservative (or “Masorti”) Jewish communities wherever Jews live in order to combat the disappearance of young Jews seeking to “blend in” with their peers. They do this by setting up Masorti synagogues, schools, camps, NOAM youth groups and MAROM young leadership networks everywhere Jews reside: Western and Central Europe, Eastern Europe and the FSU, Latin America, Australia and South Africa. In the past, Tikun Olam funds have gone towards Camp NOAM in Aregntina.

Mavoi Satum (B8)* – Formed in 1996, Mavoi Satum (literally “the dead end”) was created in order to help the thousands of agunot (literally “chained women”) in Israel whose husbands refuse to grant them a divorce “get” and are thus bound by Israeli and Jewish law to remain in a state of limbo, neither married nor divorced. For many such women, the only way out has been to submit to extortion from their husbands by way of forfeiture of property or child custody in order to be granted a divorce. Mavoi Satum assists these women emotionally, financially, and legally during their difficult times.

Michael Levin Memorial Fund (E3) – Michael Levin was a fellow USYer who had a love for Israel. He made aliyah and served in the Israel Defense Forces in an elite paratrooper unit. On August 1, 2006, at the age of 22, Michael fell in Lebanon. In his memory, a tribute fund was created to support special units serving within the IDF.

Misholim Expressive Therapy Center (D16)* – The Jerusalem Expressive Therapy Center for Children is run by a group of educators and therapists who have specialized in the treatment of children with emotional and organic problems. Such children have difficulty expressing themselves and establishing the interpersonal relationships necessary for their normal development. Therefore, they need a special program in which use is made of creative and expressive methods as the means of treatment plastic, arts, movement, drama and music.

National Tay Sachs Foundation (C6) – This non-profit, philanthropic organization was formed to raise funds for, and to promote research into Tay-Sachs and allied neurodegenerative diseases of infancy and childhood; to support and promote programs of carrier detection and prevention; and to assist the families of afflicted children by making available to them counseling facilities, out-patient clinics and the opportunity to participate in the purposes and programs of the association.

National Yiddish Book Center (F10) – The world’s first and only organization devoted to saving Yiddish books and making them available to libraries, universities and scholars around the world. They have already collected hundreds of thousands of books and have saved them from destruction. They have distributed volumes to students, scholars and libraries in twenty countries on five continents.

Neve Hanna (B9)* – This residential facility in Kiryat Gat cares for 50 children, most of who come from broken homes and other problematic situations. Our funds are going to provide Chanukah presents for the residents, and to support their regular programs.

Neve Menashe (D17)* – The Neve Menashe Home is the largest home for the mentally handicapped in Israel. There are over 400 residents aged 14-70. Most of the residents are severely retarded and about 80 of them are also physically handicapped, which requires a staff of nearly 300. They live in groups of 24 persons to a house. The home is now gradually being rebuilt by government funds, as it is very old. Unfortunately the government does not provide more than the bare essentials.

NOAM/USY Masorti (A3)* – Noam is USY’s sister movement in Israel. Noam is sponsored by the Masorti Movement, which also sponsors the network of Tali schools that provide Masorti education within the Israel school system, and provides help for the many Masorti congregations in Israel. Since the Conservative Movement in Israel is not as large and doesn’t have the financial resources of their American counterpart, they must rely on many outside sources to run their various programs, including Noam. Our funds are being used for their regional scholarship fund to enable participants to attend their various national programs and retreats.

North American Conference on Ethiopian Jewry [NACOEJ] (F9) – Founded in 1982, NACOEJ is a grassroots, largely volunteer organization whose purpose has historically been to help Ethiopian Jews survive in Ethiopia, emigrate to Israel, and thrive in their new homeland while still preserving their unique culture. NACOEJ primarily facilitates absorption, education, and cultural preservation in Israel to both new and more experienced immigrants. Our funds currently go to a scholarship to sponsor an Ethiopian student who is studying at Haifa University.

Project Ezra (B10) – Designed to work with Jewish aged and poor on New York’s Lower East Side and based in a local synagogue, the program consists of providing companionship as well as physical assistance on a one-to one basis. Many of the people helped by Project Ezra are elderly Russian Jews who receive little or no assistance from the US government. Project Ezra provides them with free transportation, Russian-speaking facilitators and social workers, and free meals to those who wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford Shabbat meals.

Project Vision (C7)* – This program, run by Dr. Stephen S. Kutner of Atlanta, Georgia, makes laser eye surgery available to low income patients in Jewish hospitals around the world. All services are provided at no charge. Funds from Tikun Olam go towards the purchase of needed equipment to set up clinics in Israel and worldwide.

Rabanit Bracha Kapach (E6)* – The Rabanit (Rabbi’s Wife) takes care of hundreds of people throughout the Nachalat Shiva neighborhood of Jerusalem, as well as other neighborhoods. She provides wedding dresses for brides who cannot afford their own, summer camping for kids and Shabbat provisions for poor families. Our funds are directed to her Passover food program, which puts food on the table for more than 2,000 families.

Ramah Chile [Jewish Community of Santiago, Chile] (A4) – This Jewish summer program for which we provide scholarships is for members of the Beth El youth movement, which is affiliated with the Conservative Movement in South America. They work in conjunction with the Comunidad Israelita de Santiago and the Seminario Rabbinico Latinoamericano to offer children in South America a Conservative Jewish camp experience.

Rambam Medical Center (C8)* – Located in Haifa, Rambam Hospital is close to Israel’s Northern Command. One of the hospital’s most important areas is its rehabilitation and physiotherapy program, to which our funds are applied to help purchase necessary equipment.

Seminario Rabbinico Latinoamericano (A5) – The Rabbinical Seminary of Latin America, located in Beunos Aires, trains Conservative Movement rabbis and cantors. The Seminario’s mission is to provide Jewish leadership to all of Latin and South America, and often its rabbis also serve in Central America, Mexico, and the United States as well. Many members of the Seminario faculty were trained at JTS, and its students spend one year studying at the Schechter Institute in Israel side-by-side with rabbinical students from the U.S. and Israel.

Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies (A2)* – The first Conservative Rabbinical Seminary in Israel was founded in 1984 in order to provide leadership for the Masorti (Conservative) Movement there. The rabbis and educators who graduate from the Seminary will serve in Conservative Congregations in Israel and will provide leadership for Noarm Masorti, USY’s sister organization there. Our funds are used for scholarships for the rabbinical school as well as for projects for the TALI School system.

Shai Society – Beit Hagalgalim (D18)* – Shai Society, also known as Beit Hagalgalim (house on wheels), provides moral support and rehabilitation activities for physically handicapped people between ages 10 and 30. They invite these people to spend weekends at Beit Hagalgalim, where they learn how to integrate into society and acquire independence. All their staff are made up of volunteers, some of who graduated the program themselves.

Shalva (D19)* – Shalva was officially opened in June 1990 in Israel. Shalva provides services for children with mental and physical disabilities, all of which are offered free of charge. Shalva works under the premise that children will thrive and develop more in a home situation than if they are institutionalized. Shalva provides support and assistance to parents so that they can cope with the challenges and pressures of bringing up a child with disabilities.

Shekel (B11)* – This program creates educational and recreational programs for special needs children and children from dysfunctional homes in Jerusalem. Our funds are used to help provide materials for their parent and child center, as well as towards their “Adopt a child for Shabbat” program.

Tikvah Programs of Camp Ramah (D20) – The Tikvah Program is an exciting experiment in Jewish Education that offers a chance for “special” teens with learning difficulties to join the Jewish community of Camp Ramah for the summer. There, in an integrated setting, the campers participate in classes, swimming, sports, and all other activities available to the Ramah camper. Where the Tikvah campers have special needs, they receive special education; where they have strengths, they are given every opportunity to build on them. Tikvah programs exist at Ramah camps in New England, Wisconsin, Canada, and California, and a new program is being established at Camp Ramah in Nyack.

Yad Ezrah (E7)* – Yad Ezrah helps the deprived and needy in Israel. It finds work for the mentally disturbed, provides interest-free food loans, constructs health clinics, established discount supermarkets, provides non-profit catering for weddings and b’nai mitzvah, and distributes free food parcels for Shabbat to impoverished families.

Yad L’Kashish [Lifeline for the Old] (B12)* – In Jerusalem, this institution trains and employs hundreds of elderly and needy in its 12 workshops, giving the old a sense of pride and dignity. USY Pilgrimage visits this institution as part of their educational program. Our funds are being used for monthly bus passes for the elderly and the hot lunch program.

Yad Sarah (C9)* – A voluntary organization in Israel, with centers throughout the country, Yad Sarah provides medical equipment on loan to all who require it, asking only a nominal fully refundable deposit. Yad Sarah centers are open round the clock to provide for emergencies.

Your Local Tzedakah – One of our responsibilities is to help those around us. Therefore, there is a provision in the Tikun Olam program to give to local tzedakot. As with all Tikun Olam contributions, this one is to be made through the Central Office pending approval. Please send a letter describing your chapter’s relationship to the local tzedakah along with information from the agency describing its mission. Please also include the name and address of the person to whom we should send your allocation. You will be notified if we have any questions about the tzedakah or if the agency does not meet the requirements of the Tikun Olam Program.